Cal VSA is proud to present to you VISION 2021: Transcend!

What is VISION?

Traditionally, VISION is a 4-day, 3-night, all-expense paid high school mentorship program, However, this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the VISION program has been adapted to an online format and will take place over Zoom from Friday, April 16th to Sunday, April 18th, 2021.

APR 16 AT 12 PM – APR 18 AT 3 PM PDT

About Vision

Students are invited to participate in the VISION program in order to explore, discuss, and learn about issues that affect Vietnamese and Vietnamese American communities as well as overarching challenges encountered across all cultures. Through workshops, activities, and discussion, we aim to help high school students gain more knowledge and develop leadership skills to be leaders and bring about change in their communities. Selected students can expect to network and collaborate with other high school students from all over California through interactive activities, workshops, and discussions.

What is this year's theme?

The theme for VISION 2021 is Transcend. Since 2012, VISION has had the pleasure of hosting high school students and university students from communities all over California on UC Berkeley’s campus for a 4-day, 3-night mentorship program. Last year, we made the decision to cancel VISION 2020 due to the pandemic. However, this year we will be hosting VISION 2021 in an online setting, where we hope to continue to foster an environment of growth, self-discovery, and long-lasting friendships. We have seen our participants take the experiences and connections they made during our program to reach great heights despite the potential constraints and situations they may have been in. Inspired by the tenacity demonstrated by our peers, we have decided to center this year’s theme on the ability to succeed beyond the barriers we face. By participating in our program, we hope that our mentees, mentors, and volunteers will leave with a greater sense of what it means to transcend.

Why apply?

Although the program is very young, over the past 10 years we have created a tight-knit VISION family network comprised of inspiring high school students, college students, and alumni. Many of our past mentees have gone on to start their own clubs in high school, become organizers and activists, and return as mentors, volunteers, or even UC Berkeley incoming freshmen. VISION isn't just a program, it's a family of talented, hardworking, and passionate individuals that's always looking to grow.

How can you get involved?

Be a Mentor!

Have a knack for working with high school students? Passionate about learning and facilitating discussion for any of the topics mentioned above? Apply to be a mentor! You do NOT have to be a UC Berkeley student in order to apply. Any college student or recent grad is eligible.
DEADLINE: Sunday, Feb 28th, 11:59 PM PST

Be a Mentee!

Applicants from all backgrounds encouraged to apply.
PLEASE DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED if you are not ethnically, culturally, or even identify as Vietnamese because the application is INCLUSIVE. The application is also open to ALL grade levels in high school, regardless of GPA.
DEADLINE: Sunday, February 28th, 11:59 PM PST

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Our Team

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:
Phuong Bao and Lawrence Duong
Cal Vietnamese Student Association VISION Directors 2021